In continuing research on the men associated with the frigate South Carolina, the blog writer has run across two men who, until now, have evaded discussion, mainly because their "positions" are listed but, do not really "fit" into other categories. They could have been placed with the "Miscellaneous Personnel" post cited above but, they were "overlooked" as the much more numerous categories were gathered and recorded. That will be corrected now with this new post.
These two men are both cited as follows:
-------- Wassinright soldier page 169
Thomas Williams soldier page 170
There is no more information on -------- Wassinright, either in Lewis' work, Neptune's Militia, or in Moss's work, Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. There is the possible alternate spelling of his last name as "Vauionight" but, neither of these last names have any further information on them.
On the other hand, the citation for Thomas Williams does have additional information for him that is somewhat surprising in its nature. As per above, he is cited as a "soldier" on board the frigate South Carolina. In Moss's work, page 998, he is cited as follows:
Thomas Williams - He served aboard the frigate South Carolina as a legionnaire. A.A.1880A; A.A.8577.
His name appears to originate in the British Isles but, he is listed as a "legionnaire" which almost certainly means he filed with the state of South Carolina as having served with the "Voluntaires du Luxembourg" as one of the European marines who were a part of this unit assigned to marine duties on board the frigate. So far, only one other man, Valentine Nicholas Fontaine, post on "Foreign Personnel" and dated "04/16/2015", might have applied for compensation through claiming this same status - that of one of the "legionnaires" of the unit, "Voluntaires du Luxembourg". Of course, Thomas Williams may have been an Irishman or even an Englishman who did serve with this French Army unit on board the frigate South Carolina. Many, many army units of various different countries during the 18th century contained members who had found their way into the unit through very circuitous means and routes, often hailing from countries foreign to the unit's place of origin.
These are the only two citations in Lewis's work, Neptune's Militia, "Appendix: Crew and Marines of the South Carolina", pages 135-170 that are simply stated as "soldier" for their "position". There is nothing else appended onto their "position" citations, such as "French soldier" or "marine" as with so many other men whose names are contained in this same list. With the passage of so much time since these two men served on board the frigate South Carolina, and only one of whom seemingly filed for compensation for his services on board the frigate belonging to the state of South Carolina, we may not ever be able to locate any more information on these two men.